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The Worshiping Assembly



An introduction to the concept of Assembly

An introduction to the concept of Assembly



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  • The assembly Mr. Pablo Cuadra Religion
  • The Worshiping Assembly
    • A. The word liturgy means: “work of the people”
    • B. In Church language, liturgy means: “ the public worship given to God ” by his people.
  • The assembly
    • Worship can have two forms:
    • 1. Communal (community)
    • 2. Personal (private)
  • Liturgy
    • Liturgy is a clear example of communal worship. Example: Mass, sacraments.
    • Personal prayer or personal devotions are an example of private worship.
  • What is worship?
    • Worship is the honor and glory given to God alone .
  • Liturgy
    • The main characteristic of the Liturgy is that it cannot be private.
    • The liturgy is a celebration of the people of God, a sign of our faith and commitment to God.
  • What does Liturgy do for us?
    • A. It brings together all the disciples of Jesus
    • B. It reminds us of our duty to serve one another and to care for one another.
    • C. It help us to share each others’ experiences of faith.
  • What is the most common mistake in terms of attitude toward the Liturgy?
    • A. The spectator approach.
    • B. We are not
    • spectators but
    • active participants
    • of the sacred
    • mysteries.
  • What is the spectator approach?
    • The spectator approach is an attitude we must learn to dismiss.
    • A mature faith requires a greater commitment.
  • Liturgy
    • Any baptized person has the duty to actively participate of the Liturgy.
    • The Liturgy is not a concert but a celebration .
  • Who are the main characters in the Liturgy?
    • A. The presider
    • B. The Lectors
    • C. The choir
    • D. The cantor
    • E. The altar servers
    • F. The acolytes
    • G. The sacristan
    • H. The deacon
    • I. Ministers of the Eucharist
    • J. Every baptized person. (The community of faith)
  • Who is the Presider?
    • The one who leads the worshipping assembly.
    • Example: Bishop or Priest
  • Presider
    • The presider is the leader of prayer and the main celebrant of the Eucharist.
  • Presider
    • The main presider of a Catholic liturgy is the bishop .
    • If the bishop is not present the priest or presbyter becomes the main presider.
  • Presider
    • The presider administer the sacred mysteries, the sacraments and only he can recite (say) the Eucharistic prayer .
  • Presider
    • Deacons can preside at some liturgical celebrations.
    • Example: solemn baptisms, weddings, and funerals.
    • However, they cannot celebrate the Eucharist, penance and anointing of the sick.
  • Presider
    • Lay people ( non-ordained people ) such as catechists:
    • Can lead the congregation in communion services or prayer services , with the approval of the local bishop.
    • In areas where there is shortage of priests.
  • The ministers of the Word
    • A. The minister of the word is the Lector .
    • The role of the Lector is to proclaim the scriptures.
  • What does proclamation means?
    • Proclamation means: to announce with conviction (great belief).
  • Ministers of Music
    • A. The cantor
    • B. The choir
    • Their role is to animate, to lead the community in prayer through music.
    • St. Augustine of Hippo:
    • “ to sing is to pray twice ”
  • Ministers of the Altar
    • Altar servers
    • Acolytes (one of the two ministries received before ordination)
    • Their role is to assist the presider of the Eucharist in the celebration of the mass.
  • Ministers of the Eucharist
    • The role of the extra-ordinary ministers of the Eucharist is to assist the priest with the distribution of communion.
  • Ministers of the Eucharist
    • Eucharistic ministers take the body of Christ
    • The real presence to those who are sick, homebound, or sick in the hospital.
  • The people of God
    • As baptized people, we joined together with the priest in the celebration of the mysteries of God and together we give honor and worship to almighty God through the common priesthood of all believers.
  • The END